News Roundup #12

weekly book news roundupAgain, apologies for the long overdue News Roundup post (initially, this was going to be a set thing, but recent proceedings have shown that I am incapable of holding to a fixed timetable so these posts will arrive as and when I feel like it!) Plenty of news this time around again, I hope you enjoy and please do comment as to what you think of the cover reveals, book trailers and titles. All links open in a new tab.

Joe Schreiber, author of Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick has revealed the title and (early) covers of the sequel, Ciao For Now, Crazy European Chick and Perry’s Killer Playlist in the US. Personally, I favour the UK title; it distinguishes that it is related to the first novel. The sequel should be a fantastic continuation of a very good debut action/thriller novel and is set to hit shelves in October. For the covers and more info, check out Joe Schreiber’s blog.

Michelle Paver, acclaimed author of The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, has also dropped a few hints about her upcoming series, Gods and Warriors (set in the Mediterranean Bronze Age) in the video below. A cover has also been revealed for the first novel which is due on the 28th August. See the bottom of this post for Michelle Paver talking about Gods and Warriors.

Another one of my favourite authors, Philip Reeve (Mortal Engines, Fever Crumb, Here Lies Arthur) also has news to report: his latest effort, Goblins, written for children, has been optioned by stop-motion animation studio and production company LAIKA Prodigy coverwho produced Coraline. More information can be gleaned from their press release. This is the first novel of Philip Reeve to be optioned successfully.

2012 marks the year of the dystopian novel and Legend, which came out earlier this year, has just had the cover and title of its sequel unveiled. Prodigy will be released in January 2012. For an excerpt, click here.

I Am Not A Serial Killer author Dan Wells is also releasing an exclusive eNovella that takes place in his Partials world, taking place before the “Break” or the apocalypse. The novel is due this autumn and is available exlusively as an eBook. For me details, see Dan Well’s post, which includes several facts and a cover.

Fans of Derek Landy and his Skulduggery Pleasant series will also be pleased to know that the seventh novel in the nine-part series, Kingdom of the Wicked, is on track and will be out in late August. The cover was recently unveiled and can be seen on the left.

Ruta Sepety’s (Between Shades of Gray) second novel has also been unveiled. Titled Out of the Easy, it is set in 1950s New Orleans: Our of the EasyKnown amongst locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie Moraine wants more out of life than The Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street. Caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld, New Orleans lures Josie in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test. The novel is due for publication in February.

And finally, for those who are a little behind the times, the first trailer to the film adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower was unveiled recently and can be seen below. Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller all star.


About Rhys

Rhys is a 19 year old with roots in the UK and Germany. Aside from reading and blogging, he also produces theatre, loves Kate Bush and hopes to pursue a career in publishing. His reviews have been widely quoted in books such as Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines Quartet, Catherine Bruton’s Pop!, James Treadwell’s Advent and Anarchy and he has presented at such events as Book Expo America.

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